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CSSA BOARD MINUTES
March 5, 2018
The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held at Gameday Restaurant and called to order by Norm Theim at 6:40 PM;
Present members: Ray DeLuca, Bob Hammond, Darrell Moreland, Norm Thiem, John Humeston, Dan Flemming, Scott Parrish & Robbie Crieder;
Also attending: Lee Molway & John Moreland;
Absent Members: Mike Parson, Dewey Hom, Bob Werner
A. Minutes for February were read, discussed & approved for February;
B. Spring evaluations were held on Saturday & Sunday, February 17th & 18th, as well as Tuesday, February 20th at Skip Wells Park. Previous evaluations were cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Even with the bad weather the CSSA was able to attract 38 new players.
C. Board also discussed the situation of players who are released from a team to be notified prior to an upcoming draft. This is to give that person the opportunity to make arrangements to be reevaluated and to be considered for another team. The board discussed various options, and this issue will be addressed in the upcoming meetings to have a plan in place for the fall evaluations & draft.
D. Treasurer’s report was reviewed and approved by the board.
1. Beginning balance $10, 266.96, and ending balance of $8625.90. This balance reflects expenses for bank fees, general liability premium, Skip Wells rental, D & O Policy, etc, and an income of $1641.06.
E. Sponsorship list was discussed and updated as to who and who has not paid for the upcoming season. Fees need to be paid prior to placing orders for new uniforms. Ray will contact remaining sponsors, who have not paid, tomorrow in order to complete update.
F. Darrell Moreland has set up meetings and trainings with his umpire crew that will go over new rules, rules of play, use of language, etc.
G. Lowell Lawson League (LLL) asked for a variance on the amount of players that are to be designated for each league. Currently those teams have 14 players (enough to field a team +3). They requested to have 16 players on each LLL team instead of 14, because they don’t have enough people to make 5 teams. This will give everyone a chance to play, and cover player loss due to illness, vacations, etc. The board accepted this request for the Spring Season.
H. The BOD discussed the delay of the Spring Season by 1 week due to the past weeks of bad weather and not allowing practices, as well as the upcoming forecast of potential rain storms coming into N. Georgia beginning Sunday. Since we are playing a 10 game season we will have plenty of time to complete the season prior to the end of June. The board also discussed playing games the week of April 2nd, which is scheduled for Spring Break for local schools, to make up for this delay. Both issues were voted on and passed. Therefore, the CSSA will begin its Spring Season on Monday, March 19, 2018.
I. We discussed the purchase of an additional pitching screen, as to be made available during scheduled practices, and to replace 1 current screen that is beginning to deteriorate. The measure was voted on and passed. Ray will make arrangements to purchase a new screen this week.
J. A new wavier form has been designed to include the entire team instead of individual forms for each player. A correction will need to be made on the form, but they will be corrected, completed and passed out to all coaches and teams prior to the first game.
K. Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 2, 2018, at 6:30 PM at Gameday.
J. Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM.
Daylight savings time begins 3-11-18 (set clocks ahead 1 hour, spring forward); Spring Equinox 3-20-18 (stand an egg on end);
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Happy Passover & Happy Easter
No games this morning, the Spring rains did it again! Game Schedules will be revised ASAP. Any questions, please contact your Manager. Thank you.
Due to possible inclement weather next week – Monday March 12, 2018, it has been decided to start the 2018 Spring Season March 19. Any League Schedules that are currently posted will be updated ASAP to reflect the March 19th date.
Also, originally CSSA was not going to play week of April 2 due to CCSD and CRPA being off for Spring Break – ALL CSSA LEAGUES WILL BE PLAYING that week….
If you have questions, please contact your Managers.
Thank you and looking forward to that first “PLAY BALL”
Due to the rain outs on the first week, we will have an extra day of evaluations
at SKIP WELLS PARK in Cobb County. Located on Bells Ferry Road between
Highway 41 and Barrett Parkway.
SATURDAY ONLY: February 24, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Pass the word.
Thank you for everyone’s assistance last week.
CSSA BOARD MINUTES
February 5, 2018
The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held at Gameday Restaurant and called to order by Norm Theim at 6:30 PM;
Present members: Ray DeLuca, Mike Parson, Ken Taylor, Bob Werner, Bob Hammond, Darrell Moreland, Norm Thiem, John Humeston, Dan Flemming,
Scott Parrish, Robbie Crieder & Dewey Hom;
Absent Members: Randy Bergman, who was still celebrating the Eagles win of Super Bowl LII. E-A-G-L-E-S, E-A-G-L-E-S, E-A-G-L-E-S !!!!
A. Minutes for January were read & approved for January
B. Spring evaluations are this and next weekend – February 10th & 11th, and February 17th & 18th, at 1:30 PM at Hobgood Park.
1. Signs were made and distributed to board members to place throughout Cherokee and surrounding counties;
2. Volunteer sign-up sheet for evaluations will be handled by Mike Parson, and multiple board members have committed to one or both sessions. Volunteers are expected to attend rain or shine;
3. Evaluation forms will be made available on line via our web site.
C. Treasurer’s report was reviewed and approved by the board.
1. Beginning balance $10, 927 and ending balance of $10,266. This balance also includes expenditures for softballs, score book, incorporation renewal and web domain.
D. Sponsorship reminders will be sent out this week. Due to one of Ray’s personal problems they were delayed by 2 weeks. Currently we have only 6 sponsorships paid for the 2018 season.
E. Darrell Moreland has obtained 3 umpires to work on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays along with himself and Mike Kerrigan.
1. He also has a couple back-ups in case issues or umpires not being able to attend games;
2. We will be working with 1 umpire for each game in all leagues;
3. Darrell & Mike will be conducting clinics on how a 1 man umpire system will work.
F. Changes for all leagues:
1. League fees will be reduced to $45 per player per team;
2. Leagues will play 2 – 10 game seasons with room for playoffs and/or 1 pitch tournaments at season’s end;
3. Only 1 umpire will be used for each game;
4. All League game times will be reduced to 60 minutes plus an inning if needed, except for Monday Legends League. Legends will play 75 minutes and pay $50 per player to make up umpire expense;
5. IA / IR designation rule will be removed;
6. All players will be required to pay full fees and not pro-rated;
G. The BOD will be obtaining a new computer for the treasurer to use with ‘quick books’ as to make accounting easier and more accurate, and will also be able to be better in touch with sponsors.
H. BOD went over our new database system that we will try to incorporate into our web site to access players’ information such as: contact information, emergency information, e-mail, teams, etc. This will also allow our sponsors to add information onto our web site with business specials, coupons, etc.
I. Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 5, 2018, at 6:30 PM at Gameday.
J. DON’T FORGET YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER THIS WEDNESDAY – VALENTINE’S DAY. YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DIDN’T!!!
K. The board also discussed our ‘Leagues Rules of Conduct’. In the past we have implemented rules for conduct concerning the use of inappropriate language, who and how we can question a play, players behavior, etc. However, in today’s world things have changed, and we will also need to address things such as sexually oriented situations. We will discuss & address this situation at our next board meeting, and figure a way to place the correct wording into our ‘Rules of Conduct’ for the future.
L. Meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM.